Thank you Pinterest for finding some dancers who are graceful athletes (or is it athletes who are beautiful dancers?).
P.S. Discovered these on Pinterest (follow me!), I have tried to find credit for as many as possible – if you know the source, photographer or dancer, please leave a comment so I can add the credit.
Here's some other posts you might enjoy: Preparing to Exercise, Foot & Ankle Exercises or read all the posts here: Thera-bands for Dancers
Today's post contains exercises you can do in class or at home to improve your muscle strength. Before you begin, remember to review our exercise tips.
Benefit to dancers: Strengthened hip flexor muscles and improving balance on one leg (which helps with turns and static poses).
All of these exercises need the band to be stabilized by a stationary object low to the floor. At home, this could be a sturdy table, bed post or other heavy piece of furniture. In class, you could use a partner – just remind the students to check their bands for small tears which could cause the band to snap.
Slow Degages to the Side (Hip Abduction / Adduction)
Loop the band around your ankle and attach the other end to the sturdy object.
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